Before and after, Mandy and Rach.

Manny got bit by the bug… the Bang Fever bug.

I cured her.

If it wasn’t for my sister, Mandy (A.K.A. “Manny”), and our friend, Rach, I never would have been able to pull off Brian’s surprise on Sunday.  Fortunately, they spent the night and I was able to give them a proper thank you on Monday.  And by proper thank you, I mean a cut and color.

Yes, yes, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  It’s inadvisable to succumb to a makeover if you don’t know how to laugh at yourself.  (Above, Manny acting like a martian.  I believe her exact words were, “Boop boop boop boop…”)

Rach’s makeover was quite subtle.  The results were more like a make-else than a make-over.  Instead of overhauling her hair, I just brightened everything minimally enough to keep it from looking like poo by the time she’s due for a touch-up.  Wanting her style to look especially beach-y, I rigged up some cotton strips to keep the high-lift color on her tips from touching too close to the roots.

Fancy, eh?

Before I colored Manny’s hair red, I also tipped her ends in bleach so that the red would show up brighter, edgier and with more movement throughout the haircut.  Ta da!

Manny before/after:


Rach before/after:




  1. January 25, 2012

    I want bangs, too!!!!!! and a much shorter look, summer is a comin’ and I need something “cool” for gardening. 🙂

  2. January 25, 2012

    I think I want bangs tooo:) Mandy and RAchel…you both look gorgeous:)

  3. January 25, 2012
    adele bernard

    They both look so beautiful!!!

  4. January 25, 2012

    Hahahahaha I love mandy and rachael!!! I love the pic under the lights. They look beautiful with their new styles. I’ve got the bang bug too. It’s been over 10 years since I’ve had bangs.

    • January 25, 2012

      Thanks Jackie! Ahhh it makes me giggle. Good times.

  5. January 25, 2012

    Really appreciate all your hard work Sue. I love you! Oh and I LOVE my bangs!!!! 🙂 Aaaand the color!

  6. January 25, 2012

    I love the color!!! Never would’ve thought of it myself, but that’s why I trust the best 🙂 Thanks so much, Suzy!!!

  7. January 25, 2012

    I love my bangs and plan to keep them for a while :).

  8. January 26, 2012

    I had a BIG smile on my face seeing these pics! It just brings so so many memories of growing up with the giggles that could only come from experiencing Mandy being her silly self! I’ve been wanting bangs too! And I want them blonde! I think your work looks greeeeat on these girls!

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